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New York Times, Saturday, October 22, 2022

Author:
Brooke Husic and Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
Santa's is H0H 0H0, in Canada
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158/8/202011/11/202212
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1.621
Brooke Husic
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1111/6/201810/22/20226
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1.543
Yacob Yonas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Yonas.
Constructor notes:
YACOB: Collaborating with Brooke on this Saturday puzzle was a blast! I am so thankful for how open and warm the crossword community ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Even with the Rafaelian masterpiece yesterday, today's puzzle had serious POW! buzz. Although there are only 12 long slots ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/22/22 ( No. 26,646 )
Across
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World capital whose name means "new flower" : ADDISABABA
11
Some sleepless nights : EVES
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Areas impacted by global recessions? : COASTLINES
16
Place for some outlets : MALL
17
"So you're in?" : ISTHATAYES
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It might be enhanced with puppy dog eyes : PLEA
19
Traffic controllers, in brief? : DEA
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Sink hole : BASIN
21
Blows away : STUNS
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Connected via Bluetooth, say : PAIRED
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"Well, OK, sure" : UHYEAH
25
Accessory in many a baby carriage : DOLL
26
Spice up : SEASON
28
Facilities : TOILET
30
Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
31
Ring : ECHO
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Intimates : HINTSAT
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Where one might look for a good club : PROSHOP
39
Not supporting : ANTI
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"___ … Sasha Fierce" (2008 #1 album) : IAM
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Basic assessment : PHTEST
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Grape variety authorized for Bordeaux : MALBEC
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"Give it a ___!" : REST
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Parlays, e.g. : WAGERS
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Duo who have to give up their foosball table spot : LOSERS
52
It's slightly larger than all of New England combined : IDAHO
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Quite a view : VISTA
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Crossbreed : MIX
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Tourney stage : SEMI
58
Santa's is H0H 0H0, in Canada : POSTALCODE
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Hype : PLUG
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"We're doomed!" : ITSALLOVER
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Vikram ___, author of "A Suitable Boy" : SETH
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They're about to say "I do" : NEARLYWEDS
Down
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Something a person typically drops on purpose : ACID
2
One shot, perhaps : DOSE
3
One of several in a trend, statistically : DATAPOINT
4
"Kind of" suffix : ISH
5
Mobile relatives : STABILES
6
Place of worship : ALTAR
7
Diagonals, in sewing : BIASES
8
"What do you think?" : ANYIDEA
9
"I've ___ a Woman" (Sonia Sanchez poetry collection) : BEEN
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Behind : ASS
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One who can finally stop postponing that long R.V. trip, maybe : EMPTYNESTER
12
Treasure : VALUE
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W.N.B.A. star ___ Delle Donne : ELENA
14
Part of 1/2 : SLASH
21
"Desus & Mero" airer, for short : SHO
23
Peak figure : ALLTIMEHIGH
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Take badly? : USURP
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Slay : DOIN
27
Modern installation : APP
28
Fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet : THA
29
Shadows : TAILS
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Knight shift, e.g. : CHESSMOVE
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Person you might bring a gift for : HOST
34
Decide : OPT
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Amount owed : TAB
38
"That a fact?" : OHREALLY
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McCarthy of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" : MELISSA
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Queer identity for one who feels little to no romantic attraction, informally : ARO
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Someone to split the bill with : COSTAR
47
Puffs : WISPS
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"Easy on Me" singer, 2021 : ADELE
49
Reach : GAMUT
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Stop turning, as an engine : STALL
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Democracy imperative : VOTE
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Like many bar patrons, informally : IDED
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Gen ___ (demographic group, in brief) : XERS
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Fix : PIN
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Bully … but not a bull : COW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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